WASHINGTON – As several states ponder the feasibility of allowing hybrid vehicles access to high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, U.S. auto makers want to ensure such laws are not a tacit endorsement of their foreign competition. The Big Three’s immediate task, though, is battling a federal bill from California legislators that would give states autonomy in making rules for hybrids in car pool lanes. Only the Toyota Prius (above) and Honda Insight make the mileage cut under proposed ...

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